|David Copperfield - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of David Copperfield (deutsch) by Charles Dickens. (Translated by Gustav Meyrink.) Read in German by Hans Hafen David Copperfield, Originaltitel David Copperfield or The Personal History Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery ist ein Bildungsroman des englischen Schriftstellers Charles Dickens aus dem Jahr 1849. Der Roman erzählt die Lebensgeschichte von David Copperfield, hinter dem sich der Autor selbst in verfremdeter Form verbi...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; bildungsroman; erwachsen werden
|Suited Up in the Compositional Realm of 'The Artist Formerly Known as Prince': Identity, Belonging, and Acceptance in Hanif Kureishi's The Black Album [Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, Vol 3, No 3 (2011): pp. 22-33] - Lillie Anne Brown|
In the opening passages of Hanif Kureishi's novel The Rainbow Sign (1986), the author introduces the reader to Hanif Kureishi: a Londoner born to an English mother and Pakistani father, a father who "came to England from Bombay in 1947 to be educated by the old colonial power". Kureishi's childhood, filled with cousins, aunts, and uncles, included "important, confident people", who frequently took him, in taxis, to hotels, restaurants, music houses, and other places of interest during his growin...
Keywords: Hanif Kureishi; Pakistani heritage; conflict; childhood; identity crisis; Fatwah; London; Bildungsroman
|The Chartreuse of Parma (The Charterhouse of Parma) - Stendhal|
LibriVox recording of The Chartreuse of Parma, by Stendhal. Read by Antony Brown. This book is more often called The Charterhouse of Parma in English, because "Charterhouse" is the English word for a Carthusian monastery, whereas "Chartreuse" is the French word. The book tells the life of a Lombard nobleman, born soon after the appearance of Napoleon's army in Italy. He has many adventures in love, war, politics, and the Church...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; Italy; Napoleonic era; court intrigue; Bildungsroman; adventure; love; tragedy
|Jane Eyre (dramatic reading) - Charlotte Bronte|
LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre is a masterpiece of romance and hardship, penned by beloved author Charlotte Brontë. From a childhood spent as a dependent relation amongst cruel relatives and then as a student at a spirit-crushing charity school, Jane grows to become a remarkable woman: poor and plain in an era that viewed women as little more than ornaments, she believes in her own worth and craves independence and adventure...
Keywords: librivox; audio; bronte; governess; love story; bildungsroman; madwoman; mystery; orphan; romance; gothic
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